This page is for current Year 6 students and their parents/carers.
Welcome from the Headteacher
Welcome to the family of Bristol Free School.
Today is the start of what we aim to be a very happy, enriching and successful journey for your child. We value the trust you have placed in us and look forward to working closely with you in the upcoming years. We will work tirelessly to ensure your child receives an education which is challenging, supportive and fun; and which leads to a life of opportunity, success and happiness. We place strong emphasis on the involvement of parents and carers in the education we offer and school life as a whole. We firmly believe that the partnership and cooperation between school and home is key to academic success and the development of well-rounded young people. Parent involvement begins today and continues through regular contact at subject evenings and events, the school newsletter and the school website.
This is a rich, vibrant and caring school. We want your child to take advantage of the amazing opportunities on offer here. As Headteacher of Bristol Free School, I am very much looking forward to meeting and working with you to ensure your child flourishes with us - Mrs King, Headteacher
Meet our Transition Team
Mrs Jenkins, Assistant Headteacher SENDCo and Inclusion
Mrs MacBlain, Head of Year 7
Ms Cook, Assistant SENDCo
Please read our Student/Parent Handbook 2023-24 here.
Top Tips for Parents during Transition
Top tips from our Transition team! Have a read here.
Communication with School
Email is our main method of communication with parents. You will need an email address that you can access regularly to pick up key information.
This includes letters, newsletters, information on trips, parents evenings/reports and other events. Please ensure the school always has your current email address to ensure you receive all communications.
If at a particular time you are unable to access email, we can create a paper copy of letters available at Student Reception for your child to collect and bring home to you, until you can access your emails again.
Who is my first point of contact?
For general questions - phone our Reception on 0117 959 7200 or email email@example.com
For absences, please contact our Absence team firstname.lastname@example.org
At Bristol Free School we consider student happiness, progress and achievement to be very important; good attendance is an excellent indicator of how well your child is coping with school-life. We would, therefore, appreciate your help in ensuring that your child attends school every day unless they are unwell.
Good attendance is important for a child to develop their social skills, by making positive bonds with their peers and their teachers. It ensures that their academic progress is not disrupted, thus maximising their future potential.
We monitor attendance and punctuality very closely and review attendance levels with your child during tutor time. High attendance and improvements in attendance levels are celebrated and rewarded as a tutor group. We work in partnership with families to support attendance and punctuality concerns before they can become an established habit and impact on education.
Unbroken attendance at Bristol Free School is important for learning. However, there will be times when absence is unavoidable and acceptable. We have a dedicated Attendance Officer who can support you with any issues, questions or difficulties you may have regarding attendance and punctuality.
Please use the attendance email address email@example.com and we will direct your message to the correct member of staff.
At Bristol Free School the principle of a uniform is to:
There is an expectation that the Bristol Free School uniform will be worn with pride by all students, to and from School, as well as at any time when uniform is required, such as on school trips. The standards are enforced rigorously by staff and we expect them to be supported in a like manner by parents and carers.
Frequently Asked Questions